Registered nurse, Amanda Bennett, has worked at Hospice of Southern Illinois since March 10, 2013. Amanda truly enjoys her job. Even though it’s a scary and trying time, Amanda is able to lead the family along the journey in a calm, reassuring, and comfortable manner. She wants to relieve some of their anxiety, pain, just sit to hold their hand, or pray. Amanda is blessed to be able to fulfill a patient’s or family’s need during their difficult time.
Amanda feels the greatest reward of being a Hospice Nurse is communicating with patients and their families. She forms trusting, and sometimes lifelong, bonds with the families in the program. Amanda loves her patients, a privilege many nurses don’t get to experience when they work with patients on a less delicate level and for less time. Amanda is an incredible asset to Hospice of Southern Illinois. In addition to her amazing attention to detail, she is very compassionate. This is a true example of a Care Ambassador at Hospice of Southern Illinois.
When Amanda has down time, she usually goes for a walk around Arrowhead Lake. “Dealing with the end-of-life day in and day out can be mentally exhausting. I love walking around the lake taking in all of God’s beautiful art work.” She lives and works by a famous quote, “Sometimes you will never know the value of a moment until it becomes a memory,” by Dr. Seuss. Thank you, Amanda Bennett, for your wonderful hospice heart. Additionally, we appreciate you sharing it with our patients and your team at Hospice of Southern Illinois.